By Chaitanya Davé
August 02, 2022:
Information Clearing House
Administration had an option to stop the
Ukraine War from taking place in the first
place by not inviting Ukraine to join NATO
and making Ukraine a neutral country. But it
chose the war. Why? Why suddenly so much
concern for the people of Ukraine?
Is it because it is a country populated by
white people? In 1994, President Clinton did
nothing while genocide of Tutsi ethnic
Rwandans was going on in Rwanda resulting in
the deaths of some 500,000 to 662,000. Was
that utter neglect because these were black
Or is it because there is a considerable
number of Ukrainians living in the United
States who would vote for Biden’s reelection
in 2024? Or is it because usually a war
president gets reelected? Or was it that
Biden wanted to look “macho”, a president
who cowed down Russia, our long-created
perennial enemy? Or are Biden
administration, and the Pentagon pursuing
the policy suggested by recent Rand
Corporation thesis to break up Russia by
weakening it by this brutal war? Or are he
and the democrats paying back the ‘defense’
contractors—for their donations to the
Democrats during elections-- with billions
of dollars in profit by this war?
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Many times, our politicians get their
clue from the many think tanks such as The
Rand Corporation, existing in the country.
The Rand Corporation’s April 2019 article on
Russia recommends that we should overextend
and weaken Russia by directly addressing its
vulnerabilities, anxieties, and strengths,
exploiting areas of its weakness while
undermining Russia’s current advantages.
Further it states that “Russia’s greatest
vulnerability, in any competition with the
United States is its economy.” It seems,
that is what United States has embarked upon
to do by provoking Russia to invade Ukraine.
United States’ purpose in this regard being
to weaken Russia militarily by this proxy
war but also to weaken Russia economically
by brutal sanctions ever imposed on a
country to such a degree ever, which this
war has provided the United States the
excuse for doing just that.
It could be a combination of some or all
these factors while thousands of Ukrainian
and Russian soldiers and Ukrainian civilians
are being killed with this unfortunate war
that could have been avoided as many foreign
policy experts opine.
Our government has doled out more than $54
billion in arms and other categories to
Ukraine during this Ukraine War. Much more
to come as the war drags on.
These billions in donation to Ukraine, a
country that is 9181 kilometers away from
the United States and has no strategic value
to the United States.
These billions are not coming from our
president’s or other politicians’ pockets,
they are taxpayers’ money which will
ultimately be paid by us taxpayers. Have
they asked us the taxpayers whether they
should donate such huge amount to a country
which has done nothing for America?
President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden
supposedly made $11 million from 2013 to
2018, being made member of Board of
Directors of Ukraine Gas company Burisma,
though he had no knowledge of gas
production, refining or transportation.
Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Michell McConnel, Jill
Biden, etc. went and paid visit to Zelensky
and his wife. Why so much love and respect
for Ukraine and its president as if he had
become a world statesman suddenly?
All these billions of dollars for Ukraine
while nothing for America’s poor! By the
way, what has Ukraine done for the United
States? Why so much love and concern for
Ukraine while America’s economy is in dire
state and millions of middle-class and poor
Americans are suffering?
Total no. of homeless in America in 2021 was
580,466 people with New York city having
highest number of 77,943.
Feeding America, the nation’s largest
hunger-relief organization says 54 million
Americans are going hungry today. Poor
People’s Campaign (PPC) cites 140 million
poor and “low-wealth” people in America
today, which is 42 percent of the U.S.
population. What a shame for the richest
country in the world!
Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) says
“Thinking Beyond Ukraine: Their War is Not
Our War.” These activists have pointed out
that the COVID-19 pandemic could be
addressed in the United States with $16
billion, while $60 billion per year in
federal housing vouchers could solve the
U.S. homelessness crisis.
“How dare we stand by as billions are spent
on war when children all over the world, and
here in Kensington (a Philadelphia
neighborhood), go without water, healthcare,
food, or a place to lay their heads
tonight,” said Cheri Honkala, PPEHRC’s--Poor
People’s Economic Human Rights
In America today, 1 in 6 kids are in
families below the poverty line. The poverty
rate is 14.4% as of Feb. 2022.
The child poverty rate in January 2022 was
17%. Some 3.4 million children live in
poverty in America as of February 2022. In
other words, I in 6 US kids are in poverty.
Some 14.4 % of America’s population or
around 45, 950 million Americans live in
poverty today. 6 in 10 Americans don’t have
$500 in their savings account. This shows
how much majority of Americans are
struggling to make two ends meet. Inflation
has surged to more than 7%, the fastest in
last 40 years. Some 69% of Americans have
less than $1000 in their savings account;
that is in the richest country in the world.
Because of this Ukraine War, provoked by the
US and its NATO allies, hundreds of millions
of people, especially in Africa and Asia are
suffering from food scarcity. Because of
this war, the whole world is suffering from
oil, gas, and food scarcity. Did America
take this into account while provoking
Russia to invade Ukraine?
Despite all this poverty in America, Biden
administration doles out $54 billion to a
country which has no strategic importance to
the United States. What has our government
done for the struggling poor millions in
this country? Instead of taking care of its
own poor people, the US is bent on hegemonic
domination around the world.
Hundreds of millions of people are suffering
and will suffer because of this avoidable
war, not to mention the poor people of
Ukraine as well as those of Russia.
Ultimately, United States’ provocation of
Russia resulting in this brutal but
avoidable war will go down in history as one
the most irresponsible and reckless act
committed by the United States, a foreign
policy blunder that could trigger a nuclear
war between Russia and the United States.